New Brompton Bike Updates
We have unveiled a selection of exciting bike updates which are now available as standard on new bike purchases. In these updates, we have focused on the controls of the bike, reviewing the entire cockpit set up as a group including handlebar, grips, brake levers, gear shifters and bell. The improvements have put ergonomic design at the centre to deliver a more enjoyable ride and a premium feel.
You can configure a custom built bike to suit your needs via our online Bike Builder—build your bike here!
Updated colour options: two new colours have been added to the colour palette, a grey and a bright red; all standard colour options are now priced equally, allowing you to mix and match up to two colour choices on your custom bike without any additional cost.
Evolved handlebar shape: increasing the length of the stem allows the handlebar a more relaxed geometry resulting in a stiffer, more modern looking handlebar and increased horizontal grip area.
Ergonomic underbar gear shifters: updated shifters are now mounted to the brake lever allowing for better control of the bicycle while shifting.
Saddle and Lights
Collaboration with Cateye for new USB saddle light: an exclusive collaboration with Cateye to develop a custom mount for its USB chargeable Rapid Mini Light offering minimalist style without sacrificing maximum eye-catching illumination.
Wider saddle option: Brompton saddles are now available in two different saddle widths of Standard (147mm) and Wide (167mm) for extra comfort for all riders.
Grips and Bell
Lock on grips: the new lock on grips are the lightest available on the market (42g) and will be fitted to all M, S and H Type handlebars.
Bell and brake lever integration: the brass bell has been fitted into the brake lever making it faster and easier to operate.
Brompton Bicycle, the UK’s largest bike manufacturer, has announced a second special edition production run of the immensely popular Black Edition bike, after the first run of the Black Edition quickly sold out after production in March 2015. More info...
Brompton Folding Bikes
All Bromptons are designed and built in our factory in West London, England. Brompton is one of only two major frame manufacturers still based in the UK, and we have been in full production since 1988. The company has come a long way since its initial production facility in a railway arch, and the current site occupies 22,000 ft (some 2,000m).
The company remains in private hands and is now led by Will Butler-Adams, though the Brompton’s inventor, Andrew Ritchie, continues to act as Technical Director. Private ownership has played a big part in making Brompton successful as we have always been able to focus solely on the bike, never the demands of corporate shareholders.
Today, Bromptons are sold in 27 export markets. In the UK and USA, we sell directly to carefully-selected bicycle retailers; in other territories, we sell to distributors who operate their own dealer networks.
- View the Brompton brochure for more information on configuration options.
- Learn more about our history.
- The New 2016 Brompton Luggage Line
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